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Illinois Entertainer review

December 4, 2014

Jeff Elbel recently reviewed "Old Man Reverb" in Illinois Entertainer magazine, writing "The Jigsaw Seen's legacy is its own. Singer Dennis Davison's best compositions yet give life to 'Old Man Reverb,' and his comrades clothe the gentleman in finest fashion."

 

To read the entire review, click here.


 

 

UK review at Roots And Branches

December 4, 2014

UK website Roots And Branches recently posted a review of "Old Man Reverb" with Mike Davies writing: "They’ve been knocking round now for 25 years and yet still sound like fresh young things still reveling in their love of the music. Given just how long they’ve been doing this, you might well expect them to have found a blueprint and stuck with it, but the new album sees them reaching out in a variety of stylistic directions."

 

To read entire review, click here.

 

 

 

 

The Jigarticle at AXSsaw Seen 

November 4, 2014

In an article titled "The Jigsaw Seen are no 'Idiots With Guitars'" posted by website AXS, Will Phoenix writes: "The Jigsaw Seen rock. It’s that simple. Their latest album, 'Old Man Reverb' is yet another fine example of the band’s talent and creativity."

 

To read the entire article, click here.


 

 

Radio Interview at Scotland69AM

November 4, 2014

Scottish radio personality Ron Lancs will interview Dennis and Jonathan and play tracks from "Old Man Reverb" on his show at Scotland69AM this Friday, Nov. 7 at 11:30 PM (UK), 6:30 PM (ET) and 3:30 PM (PT). The show will be repeated on Saturday and three times next week.

 

Stream Scotland69AM here.


 

 

Jonathan and Tom back Dave Davies of The Kinks

November 4, 2014

On Dave Davies' upcoming Autumn tour, he'll be backed by Jonathan Lea and Tom Currier of The Jigsaw Seen, with Dennis Diken of the Smithereens on drums (except for Bethlehem, PA where Jim Sclavunos from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will guest on drums).

 

Dave Davies USA Tour Dates 2014:


Nov. 11 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 12 - City Winery, Chicago, IL
Nov. 13 - City Winery, Chicago, IL
Nov. 14 - Magic Bag, Detroit, MI
Nov. 18 - Pullo Center, Penn State, York, PA
Nov. 19 - The Center For Arts, Natick, MA
Nov. 20 - Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
Nov. 21 - Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT
Nov. 22 - ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA
Nov. 24 - City Winery, New York, NY
Nov. 25 - City Winery, New York, NY
Nov. 26 - The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA
Nov. 28 - Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ

 

 

 

 

"Reverberations" (Live On KXLU) EP available now

November 1, 2014

Purchase any item at The Jigsaw Seen's Big Cartel store before Dec. 31 and you'll receive (via e-mail) a code to download the "Reverberations" EP in FLAC or MP3 formats at Bandcamp. "Reverberations" includes all 4 songs performed by Dennis Davison and Jonathan Lea of The Jigsaw Seen on KXLU on October 6, 2014 plus one additional song, "Understand," that was not broadcast. Audio has been mastered by Mark Wheaton.


TRACK LISTING:
1. Idiots With Guitars (Live On KXLU) 4:35
2. Understand (Live On KXLU) 2:22
3. Madame Whirligig/Hercules And Sylvia (Live On KXLU) 2:59
4. Abide (Live On KXLU) 4:07
5. Grief Rehearsal (Live On KXLU) 4:07


http://thejigsawseen.bigcartel.com/


 

 

Radio update

November 1, 2014

"Old Man Reverb" continues to receive airplay nationally, debuting this week at #12 at WSYC (Shippensburg,PA) and #13 at WSUR (Worcester, MA.)


George, Taro and Mike played "Let There Be Reverb" this week in Tokyo and Nagoya on InterFM ("Tokyo's #1 Music Station") and nationwide in Japan on the Radiko national network.


Eight songs from "Old Man Reverb" have been added at Pure Pop Radio: http://purepopradio.com/tag/the-jigsaw-seen/


Pandora Internet Radio added The Jigsaw Seen's 2011 album "Winterland" this week. To listen to The Jigsaw Seen's Official Pandora Station (with programming based on the band's likes and influences) click here.

 

 

 

"Celebrity Interview" video

November 1, 2014

Video of Dennis and Jonathan performing "Celebrity Interview" at the "Old Man Reverb" record release party in Los Angeles on Oct. 4 has been posted at Youtube:

 

To watch video click here

 

 

 

 

Old Man Reverb" TOP 40 At CMJ

October 22, 2014

"Old Man Reverb" cracked the TOP 40 on the national CMJ New World Chart last week, with many radio stations now playing The Jigsaw Seen 2-3 times a day. Stations spinning tracks from the album include:

KAFM, KBUT, KDUR, KGAR, KMNR, KNSU, KRFP, KRUX, KSDB, KSYM, KTXT, KUGS, KUOI, KXLU, KXRN, KXTR, KZSC, WBWC, WCNI, WDWN, WECI, WEFT, WESS, WFWM, WGLS, WGMU, WIDR, WITR, WLUR, WMCX, WMSE, WMVL, WNCW, WPPJ, WRKC, WRRG, WRSI, WRSU, WSIA, WSND, WTBU, WTHS, WUNH, WVPH, WWUH, WXOU, WZBT, CILU, CJSW, 3WK, AM 1700, BEARCAST, BreakThru Radio, Iowa Public Radio, SiriusXM, Spinnaker Radio, and University Pulse.


 

 

Notable Radio Spins This Week

October 22, 2014

Legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer played "We Women" and "Let There Be Reverb" on Commercial Modern Rock station KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles.

 

Chris Carter played "Let There Be Reverb" on his show at "Little Steven's Underground Garage" at SiriusXM.

 

Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid played "Understand" on his show at BreakThru Radio.

 

The Sheriff played "Idiots With Guitars" several times at Scotland69AM in Edinburgh.


 

 

4-star Review In Shindig

October 22, 2014

In a 4-star review in the new issue of UK magazine Shindig, Chris Twomey writes: "'Old Man Reverb' certainly finds (The Jigsaw Seen) on cooking form" and that the band have not lost their "masterful ability to write incisive, throat-grabbing tunes."

 

The new issue of Shindig will be available at newsstands in the UK on Thursday.

 


 

"Farmer In The City/My Name Is Tom" video

October 22, 2014

A snippet of Dennis and Jonathan performing "My Name Is Tom" and Scott Walker's "Farmer In The City" at the "Old Man Reverb" release party has been posted at Youtube

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" reviewed at BLURT

October 15, 2014

Lee Zimmerman reviews "Old Man Reverb" at BLURT, writing: "the music again combines their singular stance with their usual larger than life flourishes. Even newcomers to the fold will find it a great place to begin."

 

To read entire review, click here.


 

 

Radio Update

October 15, 2014

"Old Man Reverb" continues to be added at radio stations nationwide, stations charting the album this week include the following:

 

Lasell College Radio (Newton, MA) #8

WGMU (Fairfax, VA) #8

KGAR (Lemoore, CA) #11

WCNI (New London, CT) #13

WMCX (West Long Branch, NJ) #15

AM 1700 (Ypsilanti, MI) #19

KTXT (Lubbock, TX) #19

WEFT (Champaign, IL) #20

WITR (Rochester, NY) #24

KRFP (Moscow, ID) #25

WPPJ (Pittsburgh, PA) #29


 

 

"Madame Whirligig" rehearsal video

October 15, 2014

Video of Dennis and Jonathan rehearsing "Madame Whirligig" and "Hercules And Sylvia" has been posted at Youtube:

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" #1 at WGMU

October 9, 2014

"Old Man Reverb" is the #1 record this week at radio station WGMU in Fairfax, VA. The record is still debuting at many stations and has already charted this week at the following:

 

Lasell College Radio (Newton, MA) #8

KGAR (Lemoore, CA) #11

WRRG (River Grove, IL) #11

WMCX (West Long Branch, NJ) #15

WDWN (Auburn, NY) #19

AM 1700 (Ypsilanti, MI) #23

KTXT (Lubbock, TX) #23

KRFP (Moscow, ID) #24

CJSW (Calgary, AB) #35


 

 

"Old Man Reverb" streaming at Soundcloud

October 9, 2014

"Old Man Reverb," in its entirety, is now streaming at Soundcloud.

 

 

 

 

"Let There Be Reverb" at Youtube

October 2, 2014

The official video for "Let There Be Reverb" has been posted at Youtube. Over seventy friends and fans sent footage of themselves playing cowbell along with the song which was edited together to create the video. Thanks to everybody that contributed to the making of this video.

 

To watch "Let There Be Reverb," click here.

 

 


Radio update

October 2, 2014

"Old Man Reverb" debuted this week on numerous radio station Top 30 charts, including:

 

WGMU (Fairfax, VA) #4

Lasell College Radio (Newton, MA) #8

WMVL (Purchase, NY) #9

KAFM (Grand Junction, CO) #15

WCNI (New London, CT) #20

KTXT (Lubbock, TX) #24

AM 1700 (Ypsilanti, MI) #27

 

The record was also added to rotation this week at many more stations, including:

KOUR (Durango, CO), KNSU (Thibodaux, LA), WIDR (Kalamazoo, MI), WTHS (Holland, MI), WUNH (Durham, NH) and WZBT (Gettysburg, PA).


 

 

"Old Man Reverb" review

October 2, 2014

Website Power Popaholic has posted a review of "Old Man Reverb," starting with "Veteran LA indie band Jigsaw Seen returns with an excellent new LP" and ending with "Highly Recommended."

 

To read the entire review, click here.


 

 

Interview with Dennis and Jonathan at Youtube

October 2, 2014

Skindie Magazine has posted video of Dennis and Jonathan discussing the "Old Man Reverb" album and the "Let There Be Reverb" video with Dan Patronilo at Youtube.

 

To watch the interview, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" streaming at Big Takeover

September 25, 2014

Big Takeover magazine has posted an exclusive stream of the entire "Old Man Reverb" album at their website, writing: "A perennial Big Takeover fave, The Jigsaw Seen has made (editor) Jack Rabid’s Top 40 countless times over the last two decades. We are thrilled to debut Old Man Reverb in its entirety, exclusively on BigTakeover.com!"

 

To stream "Old Man Reverb" at Big Takeover, click here.


 

 

"Old Man Reverb" at radio

September 25, 2014

Tracks from "Old Man Reverb" are receiving airplay at countless radio stations in the US with the album also officially added at the following radio stations this week: KGAR (Lemoore, CA) KRFP (Moscow, ID) KTXT (Lubbock, TX) KUNI (Cedar Falls, IA) KXTR (Stephenville, TX) WCNI (New London, CT) WEFT (Champaign, IL) WITR (Rochester, NY) WLFL (Findlay, OH) WMVL (Purchase, NY) WRSU (New Brunswick, NJ) WSND (Notre Dame, IN) 3WK (Internet) AM 1700 (Ypsilanti, MI) BEARCAST (Cincinnati, OH) and LASELL COLLEGE RADIO (Newton, MA).


 

 

Review at Indy Rock Live

September 25, 2014

"Old Man Reverb" was recently reviewed at Indy Rock Live with Jeremy Zucker writing: "The band has been crafting some of the most consistently rewarding Kinks-esque rock you can find. 'Old Man Reverb' is their latest triumph."

 

To read entire review, click here.


 

 

"A Pint Of Cacophony" podcast available at iTunes

September 25, 2014

Dennis and Jonathan's appearance on radio show "A Pint Of Cacophony" is now available as a free audio or video podcast at iTunes.

 

To stream or download "Episode 34: The Jigsaw Seen," go to The Jigsaw Seen's iTunes store and click on "podcasts."

 

 

 

 

"Let There Be Reverb" video

September 22, 2014

BLURT magazine is premiering and exclusively streaming the video for "Let There Be Reverb" at their website, writing:

 

"As we are fans of the estimable and ever-erudite pop maestros known as The Jigsaw Seen, we are feeling our erudite-ness upping considerably by the opp to unveil for you, gentle BLURT-ers, this new video from the group. It’s titled 'Let There Be Reverb' and it’ll knock the tattoos off’a your collective chests. It hails from the kickass new album 'Old Man Reverb.'"

 

To watch the video, click here.


 

 

Dennis and Jonathan guest on "A Pint Of Cacophony"

September 22, 2014

Dennis and Jonathan will be the guests (discussing The Jigsaw Seen's new album) on tonight's episode of "A Pint Of Cacophony," streaming live from Los Angeles at 9:00 (PT.) The show will also be available later this week as a podcast at iTunes.

 

To stream "A Pint Of Cacophony," click here. go to: 

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" review at AEG

September, 08, 2014

The world's second largest concert promoter, AEG, has posted a review of "Old Man Reverb" at their website with Dan MacIntosh writing: "Old Man Reverb is one of the best album titles of the year" and "the songs are both revelatory and comforting. Let there be reverb and long may it live!"

 

To read the entire review, click here.


 

 

"Old Man Reverb" review at Babysue

September, 08, 2014

Website Babysue has posted a 5-star ("TOP PICK") review of "Old Man Reverb" stating: "Old Man Reverb features the most fully focused and realized songs the group has ever written and recorded. And, considering past output, that is really saying something" and proclaiming The Jigsaw Seen "easily one of the best pop bands currently making music in the United States."

 

To read the entire review, click here.

 

 

 

 

Interview at MWE3

September, 02, 2014

Dennis and Jonathan discuss "Old Man Reverb" in a new interview posted at webzine MWE3. In the preface to the interview, Robert Silverstein writes: "There's a number of potential hit singles here but every track has something to offer on what will surely be looked upon as one of the best pop albums of the decade."

 

To read the interview, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Guest Editor" articles at MAGNET

August, 26, 214

Dennis and Jonathan were guest editors at MAGNET magazine's website last week, with each contributing a small article daily.

 

To read the articles, click on the links below.

 

"I'm With Stan" by Dennis:  

"CBGB" by Jonathan:  

"Whitey And Me" by Dennis:    

"E-bow" by Jonathan:  

"Why I Love The Stooges" by Dennis:

"Mick Ronson" by Jonathan: 

"We Women" by Dennis: 

"Rodney Bingenheimer" by Jonathan:

"The Guise Of Comedy" by Dennis:

"S.F. Sorrow" by Jonathan: 

"In Madalyn We Trust" by Dennis:

"Saul Bass" by Jonathan:

"In Praise Of The Mellotron" by Dennis:

"The Green Hornet" by Jonathan: 

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/18/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-im-with-stan/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/18/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-cbgb/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/19/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-whitey-and-me/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/19/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-e-bow/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/20/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-why-i-love-the-stooges/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/20/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-mick-ronson/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/21/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-we-women/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/21/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-rodney-bingenheimer/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/22/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-the-guise-of-comedy/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/22/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-s-f-sorrow/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/23/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-in-madalyn-we-trust/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/23/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-saul-bass/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/24/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-in-praise-of-the-mellotron/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2014/08/24/from-the-desk-of-the-jigsaw-seen-the-green-hornet/


 

 

"Rodney On The ROQ"

August, 26, 214

Influential DJ Rodney Bingenheimer played "Let There Be Reverb" (for the 4th week!) AND debuted "Abide" on Commercial Modern Rock station KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles. Rodney also said The Jigsaw Seen are "amazing."

 

To stream "Let There Be Reverb" at the KROQ website, click here.

 

 

 

 

The Jigsaw Seen featured in MAGNET

August, 19, 2014

An article on The Jigsaw Seen (written by Jud Cost) appears in the current issue of MAGNET (#112 with Spoon on the cover), available at newsstands now.

 

The article has also been posted at MAGNET's website.

 

Dennis and Jonathan are guest editors at MAGNET magazine's website this week, with each posting an article a day on some of their favorite subjects.

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" radio premieres

August, 11, 2014

Legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer played "Let There Be Reverb" again last night after premiering that track and "We Women" last week on commercial Modern Rock station KROQ, 106.7 FM in Los Angeles. 

 

To view a photo of Rodney with the "Old Man Reverb" LP, click here.


DJ Michelle premiered the track "Understand" on Mon., Aug 4 and will premiere "Hercules And Sylvia" tonight (Aug. 11) on KXLU, 88.9 FM in Los Angeles at midnight (PDT.)

 

George, Taro and Mike debuted "Let There Be Reverb" in Japan on Fri., Aug. 8 at InterFM, 76.1 FM in Tokyo, "Tokyo's #1 Music Station" with 30 million listeners.


Also on Friday, DJ Ron Lancs premiered "Abide" at Scotland69AM in Edinburgh, with 4.2 million listeners. The station has now designated "Abide" a "Hot Pick" for the month of August.


Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid premieres "Idiots With Guitars" on this week's episode of his BreakThruRadio show, now streaming at breakthruradio.

 

"Let There Be Reverb" will be added at radio stations throughout the US and Canada beginning Sep. 15.

 

 

 

 

Rodney premieres "Old Man Reverb" on KROQ

August, 04, 2014

Legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer (subject of the documentary "Mayor Of The Sunset Strip") world-premiered "Let There Be Reverb" and "We Women" (from "Old Man Reverb") last night on commercial Modern Rock station KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles. Rodney said that the album is "unbelievable," "the greatest, newest, pure rock and roll" and actually played "Let There Be Reverb" twice.

 

Additional tracks from "Old Man Reverb" will debut this week at radio stations in Los Angeles, New York City, Tokyo and in the UK, 6 weeks in advance of the official add date (Sep. 15) for "Let There Be Reverb" at radio stations in the US and Canada.

 

To see Rodney's entire playlist, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" review at REBEAT

August, 04, 2014

Website REBEAT has posted an early review of "Old Man Reverb" with Jen Cunningham writing: "These men are independently talented and use the past as inspiration for what they’re producing in the present: high caliber sound through ingenious creativity and endless experimentation."

 

To read the entire review, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" review at RUST

July, 14, 2014

In another early review of "Old Man Reverb," Eric Petersen at RUST writes "What The Jigsaw Seen delivers on all of their albums is some of the best rock music ever made. Their music is a master class on song construction, style and technique." 

 

Click here to read entire review plus Jonathan's track-by-track commentary.

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" review at Something Else

July, 03, 2014

Webzine Something Else has jumped the gun and posted the first review of The Jigsaw Seen's September 16 release "Old Man Reverb," with Beverly Paterson writing:

 

"Ambitious, forward thinking, and void of barriers and boundaries, here’s a record that’s emotionally, artistically, and sonically satisfying."

 

To read the entire review, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" sampler at Soundcloud

May 17, 2014

An audio sampler containing portions of all 10 songs on "Old Man Reverb" has been posted at Soundcloud. "Old Man Reverb" will be released on vinyl, compact disc, cassette and download on September 16.

 

To listen to sampler, click here.


 

 

"Discriminating Completist" review in The Big Takeover

May 17, 2014

Big Takeover editor Jack Rabid reviews "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" in the latest issue, writing "These L.A. greats badly need a best-of, but this "odds and sods" alternative versions and rarities LP yields the same outcome: reminding us how good they've been for so long."

 

The new issue features The Dum Dum Girls on the cover and is available at newsstands now.

 

http://www.bigtakeover.com/

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" press release

May 7, 2014

The Jigsaw Seen announce the release of their new album “Old Man Reverb” which will be released on vinyl, compact disc and download formats by Vibro-phonic/BDC on September 16, 2014. A limited edition cassette version will also be released by Burger Records subsidiary Wiener Records.

Produced by bandmembers Dennis Davison and Jonathan Lea, the band's sonic palette is more varied than ever on the new collection. Splashes of art-rock, psych, garage and Americana are expanded and deconstructed to make “Old Man Reverb” a unique listening experience. Like their previous albums, “Old Man Reverb” features elaborate packaging designed by the band's guitarist, Jonathan Lea. The new album was mastered for digital and vinyl by Grammy-winning engineer Sean Magee at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.

“Old Man Reverb” tracklist:

01. Let There Be Reverb

02. Idiots With Guitars

03. Die Laughing

04. Understand

05. We Women

06. Madame Whirligig

07. Hercules And Sylvia

08. Your Mind Is Like Mine

09. Abide

10. Grief Rehearsal

The Jigsaw Seen: Dennis Davison (vocals), Jonathan Lea (guitar), Tom Currier (bass) and Teddy Freese (drums) have released four albums since 2010. The band's previous releases, "Gifted” (2012), "Winterland" (2011) and “Bananas Foster” (2010) received great reviews from UNCUT (UK), The Sunday Times (UK), The Independent (UK), The Daily Mirror (UK), Blurt, Glide, Babysue, Big Takeover, Dagger, PopMatters, All Music, iTunes and many others, also appearing on numerous “Year End Best Of” lists in the US, UK, Spain, Sweden and Norway. Tracks have been featured on NPR’s “Song Of The Day” and Magnet magazine’s “MP3 Of The Day.” All 3 albums entered the CMJ Top 200 chart, reaching the Top 10 at numerous radio stations in the US and Canada and receiving airplay in the UK, Japan, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and South America. The Jigsaw Seen's recordings have recently been featured in the television series "Futurama," "Shameless," "Wilfred" and "Mistresses."

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" available August 19

March, 22, 2014

The Jigsaw Seen's new album "Old Man Reverb" will be released on LP, compact disc, cassette and download on August 19. The album's focus track "Let There Be Reverb" will be released to radio stations in late July. The LP, compact disc and cassette will each have slightly different graphics, designed by Jonathan Lea and actualized by Grammy-winning art director Rachel Gutek.

 

 

 

 

"Old Man Reverb" mastered at Abbey Road

March, 22, 2014

"Old Man Reverb" was mastered for compact disc on Wednesday at Abbey Road Studios in London by engineer Sean Magee. Sean won a Grammy in 2011 for his work on The Beatles' "Original Studio Recordings" box set ("Best Historical Album") and recently remastered the entire Queen and Public Image Ltd. catalogs. Sean will cut the "Old Man Reverb" vinyl master at Abbey Road early next week.

 

 

 

 

"Shameless" rebroadcasts

February, 05, 2014

The Jigsaw Seen's "Where The Action Isn't" (from "Bananas Foster") was used very effectively in this week's episode of the Showtime series "Shameless" (starring William H. Macy.) 

 

Click here to see this week's scheduled rebroadcasts. Showtime has also posted The Jigsaw Seen's iTunes link on this page.


 

 

Village Voice "Best Of 2013"

February, 05, 2014

The Jigsaw Seen's digital-only rarities compilation "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" appears on this year's Village Voice Pazz & Jop best albums list at #633, tied with Nilsson's "RCA Albums Collection" box set, Belle & Sebastian's "Third Eye Centre," The Beach Boys' "Made In California" box set and Tindersticks' "Across Six Leap Years," among others.


 

 

"My Name Is Tom"

February, 05, 2014

The Jigsaw Seen's "My Name Is Tom" (released in 1991) was recently included in this list of "Greatest Songs Of The Alternative And New Wave Era."

 

To view the entire list, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Shameless" on Feb. 2

January, 23, 2014

The Jigsaw Seen's "Where The Action Isn't" (from "Bananas Foster") will be heard in the episode of "Shameless" (starring William H. Macy) airing Sunday, Feb. 2 at 9:00 pm on Showtime.

 

The episode will be seen later this year in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Spain and Thailand.


 

 

Honorable mention in Japan

January, 23, 2014

Japanese radio and TV personality George Williams recently selected The Jigsaw Seen's "Baby Elephant Walk" as #4 Honorable Mention for best video of 2013!

 

To view "Baby Elephant Walk" at George's website, click here.


 

 

Dave Davies' playlist

January, 23, 2014

Spotify recently posted a playlist featuring some of Dave Davies' (of The Kinks) favorite songs which included The Jigsaw Seen's version of "Baby Elephant Walk." Dave's playlist also includes songs by Eddie Cochran, Radiohead, Neil Young and others.

 

To listen to Dave's playlist, click here.

 

 


Something Else review

December, 12, 2013

Beverly Paterson recently reviewed "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" at webzine Something Else, writing "Boiling over with crafty hooks, imaginative arrangements and liquid clear vocals and harmonies, 'The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist' will not only please longtime followers of the band, but it’s a fine introduction for virgins as well."

 

To read entire review, click here.


 

 

American Live Wire review

December, 12, 2013

Will Phoenix recently reviewed "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" at website American Live Wire, writing that the album "sheds some light on the group, their creative choices and the evolution of their signature sound."

 

To read entire review, click here.


 

 

Radio Update

December, 12, 2013

Since "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" consists of older material, it's not being promoted to radio but a few stations (including InterFM in Tokyo and KXLU in Los Angeles) have played tracks from it. Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid also played a track from the album on his BTR radio show this week. The band's seasonal material, including "What About Christmas?" "Christmas Ain't For Christians (Anymore)" and "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," has also received airplay recently at numerous radio stations in the US.

 

 

 

 

"The Healing Boy" video

November, 25, 2013

City Winery in New York City has posted a video of Dave Davies (with Tom Currier on piano) performing "The Healing Boy" backstage on November 12.

 

To view video, click here.

 

 

 

 

Dave Davies concert reviews

November, 25, 2013

Jonathan, Tom and Teddy are mentioned in the following reviews of recent Dave Davies concerts:

 

Examiner

 

Rock Show Critique

 

The band is also mentioned in this recent interview with Dave at The Big Takeover

 

 

 

 

"Living On A Thin Line"

November, 25, 2013

A recent photo of Dave Davies, Tom Currier and Jonathan Lea with Little Steven Van Zandt (The Sopranos, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) has been posted on The Jigsaw Seen's Facebook page. The photo was taken by Rebecca Wilson in New York City on Dave's recent tour.

 

To view photo, click here.

 

 

 

 

"The Best Is Yet To Come" radio premiere in Japan

November, 04, 2013

DJs George Williams and Taro world-premiered "The Best Is Yet To Come" (from the upcoming rarities compilation "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist") on Friday morning at Japanese radio station InterFM, 76.1 FM in Tokyo. InterFM is "Tokyo's Number One Music Station" with over 30 million listeners. George and Taro's show ("What The Friday?") also featured songs by David Bowie, Nirvana, Oasis, The White Stripes and others.

 

 

 

 

"Halloween: Holiday Hits"

October, 28, 2013

Jonathan Lea discusses his favorite Halloween song ("Wicked Annabella" by The Kinks) in a recent article on Halloween music at Examiner.

 

To read article, click here.

 

 

 

 

"The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist"

October, 28, 2013

The Jigsaw Seen will be releasing a revised version of their rarities compilation "The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist" at iTunes and Amazon MP3 on November 26. The collection consists of rare single, EP and compilation versions of some of the band's most well known songs. An earlier version of the album was briefly available in 2008 but was deleted when the band signed with a new digital distributor shortly after its release. The new version was sequenced by Dennis and Jonathan and all tracks have been remastered by Dave Schultz at Digiprep in Los Angeles. The Jigsaw Seen is currently recording an album of new material in Los Angeles and New York City, for release in Spring 2014.

 

Tracklisting:

01. The Best Is Yet To Come (Alternate Version)

Previously unreleased version, recorded 1992

02. Celebrity Interview (Single Version)

Vibro-phonic single A-side, released 1999

03. We Women (EP Version)

From the Vibro-phonic EP “We Women,” released 2003

04. Melody Fair (EP Version)

From the Eggbert EP “Melody Four,” released 1994

05. Luci Baines (Def-Fi Version)

From the Del-Fi album “Delphonic Sounds Today,” released 1999

06. Baby Elephant Walk (Del-Fi Version)

From the Del-Fi album “Shots In The Dark,” released 1996

07. When You're Pretty (Single Version)

Vibro-phonic single B-side, released 1996

08. Whore Kiss (Single Version)

Vibro-phonic single A-side, released 1998

09. My Name Is Tom (Nuggets Edit)

From the Rhino box set “Children Of Nuggets,” released 2005

10. Another Predictable Song (Single Version)

Vibro-phonic single B-side, released 1999

 

 

 

 

Dave Davies tour dates

October, 28, 2013

Jonathan, Tom and Teddy will back Dave Davies of The Kinks on his upcoming Autumn tour. The tour will be filmed and recorded for an upcoming documentary and a live album.

 

Tour dates:

Nov. 12: City Winery, New York, NY
Nov. 13: Ram's Head, Annapolis, MD
Nov. 14: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
Nov. 16: Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY
Nov. 18: City Winery, Chicago, IL
Nov. 19: SPACE, Evanston, IL

 

 

 

 

New Album Update

September, 30, 2013

Dennis and Jonathan began overdubbing and mixing sessions for The Jigsaw Seen's upcoming album last week with Michael Blum at his studio in Sherman Oaks. Michael's credits include producing the Redd Kross album "Third Eye" and engineering the Bryan Ferry album "Bête Noire." Sessions will move to New York City in early November and then back to Los Angeles after Thanksgiving. The band hopes to finish the album by the end of the year for release in the Spring.

 

 

 

The Jigsaw Seen Radio at iTunes

September, 30, 2013

Apple iTunes has created The Jigsaw Seen Radio Station, playing tracks by the band, their peers and influences. Click here to listen (iOS 7 or iTunes 11 required).

 

 

 

 

"Gifted" reviewed in Canada

September, 30, 2013

French Canadian magazine Emoragei recently reviewed "Gifted," calling it a "dynamique recueil de chansons."

 

To read entire review, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Where The Action Isn't" video Top 5 in Japan

July, 20, 2013

The Jigsaw Seen's "Where The Action Isn't" is ranked at #5 by TV/radio personality George Williams on this week's video countdown in Japan! This is the band's fifth video to make the Top 5 in the last 9 months, following "Jim Is The Devil" (#3 in March), "Baby Elephant Walk" (#3 in February), "The More You Change" (#1 in January) and "Open Up The Box Pandora" (#2 in October).

 

To watch "Where The Action Isn't" at George's website, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Digging Up The Paisley Underground" at Rhapsody

June, 26, 2013

Two songs by The Jigsaw Seen ("Letter To The Editor" and "Tight Lips") have been included in a new "Paisley Underground" playlist posted by digital music service Rhapsody.

 

The "Paisley Underground" was a group of West Coast acts (including Rain Parade, Dream Syndicate, The Three O'Clock, The Bangles and others) that assimilated the influence of '60s garage rock and psychedelia in the early 1980's, filtered through a contemporary post-punk/New Wave sensibility. The "Paisley Underground" scene existed about seven years before the formation of The Jigsaw Seen but the band is honored to be included.

 

Rhapsody writes "though most fell by the wayside before the decade was over. A few branches from the extended family tree (Mazzy Star, The Jigsaw Seen) reached beyond the movement's initial era."

 

To listen to "Digging Up The Paisley Underground," click here

 

 

 

 

TV placements

June, 26, 2013

The Jigsaw Seen's "Where The Action Isn't" (from "Bananas Foster") was included in the soundtrack of last week's episode of the FX comedy series "Wilfred" starring Elijah Wood (season 3, episode 2, titled "Comfort.") The song will also be heard in an episode of the ABC drama series "Mistresses," starring Alyssa Milano, in August. Stay tuned for additional TV placements.

 

 

 

 

Dave Davies press

June, 26, 2013

Jonathan, Tom and Teddy finished the first leg of the Dave Davies tour on June 11 in San Diego. The second leg begins July 27 in Chicago, with additional shows to be announced soon.

 

The tour generated a lot of press for The Jigsaw Seen, here's a few highlights:

 

Dave discusses The Jigsaw Seen in this interview with Lee Zimmerman at BLURT Magazine.

 

 Jonathan was interviewed for this article on Dave and The Jigsaw Seen at Limelight Magazine.

 

 This article on Dave in The Fall River Spirit also includes an interview with Jonathan.

 

 The Jigsaw Seen are described as "hot" in this review of a New York City show at Examiner.

 

 Jonathan is mentioned in this interview with Dave Davies from a recent edition of French newspaper Herald de Paris.

 

 

 

 

"You Really Got Me" video

June, 26, 2013

A lot of video from the tour has been posted at Youtube, to watch video of Dave and the band performing "You Really Got Me" in Bethlehem, PA on June 1, click here.

 

 

 

 

Teddy inducted into Wisconsin Music Hall Of Fame

April 15, 2013

Teddy Freese of The Jigsaw Seen (along with the members of Teddy's 1980s band Yipes) will be inducted into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Hall Of Fame tonight at Turner Hall in Miwaukee. Teddy will join previous inductees Les Paul, Liberace, Violent Femmes and others. Congratulations Teddy!

 

For more information on the WAMI Awards, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Dreams Of Spring" at KROQ

March 27, 2013

Legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer ("The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip") played "Dreams Of Spring" (from "Winterland") on KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles on Sunday night, preceded by The Jigsaw Seen's KROQ station ID and followed by David Bowie's "(You Will) Set The World On Fire.""Dreams Of Spring" features The Jigsaw Seen's Tom Currier on piano, with guests Morley Bartnoff on organ and Kristi Callan and Theresa O'Donoghue on backing vocals.

 

To view Rodney's playlist, click here.

 

 

 

Dave Davies article at UNCUT

March 127 2013

The Jigsaw Seen's Jonathan Lea is mentioned in a new article on Dave Davies' forthcoming album "I Will Be Me" posted by UK magazine UNCUT on its website. The Jigsaw Seen appear on the tracks "The Healing Boy" and "Midnight In LA" from "I Will Be Me," which will be released on June 4, 2013.

 

http://www.uncut.co.uk/dave-davies-reveals-new-album-details-news

 

 

 

 

"Jim Is The Devil" video at #3 in Japan

March 11, 2013

Japanese TV/radio personality George Williams ranked the video for The Jigsaw Seen's debut single "Jim Is The Devil" (released in 1989) at #3 on this week's video countdown, with the legendary Japanese band Shonen Knife at #4. This is The Jigsaw Seen's fourth video to reach the Top 5 in the past 5 months, following "Open Up The Box Pandora" (#2 in October), "The More You Change" (#1 in January) and "Baby Elephant Walk" (#3 in February).

George recently posted the following (translated by Mike Rogers) on his website: "Well, I wish I had found out about The Jigsaw Seen a little sooner than I did. I first heard about them two years ago but really got into them last year! I think everyone has a band that, when they become a fan of, they wished they'd have heard about that artist long ago. This is the debut single from The Jigsaw Seen from way back in 1989! The very first moment I heard this band I thought, 'I like this sound!' I'm looking forward to some more great stuff from these guys in the future."


To view this week's Top 5 video chart, click here.

 

 

 

 

UK review of "Gifted"

March 11, 2013

UK website Terrascope recently reviewed "Gifted," calling the band's sound "psych-tinged pop with rock elements" and the album "a good piece of work."

 

To read the entire review, click here.

 

 

 

 

Dave Davies' upcoming album "I Will Be Me"

March 11, 2013

Jonathan recently posted the following on his Facebook page: "I'm very happy to hear that Dave Davies has finished his new album 'I Will Be Me.' The 5 tracks I've heard are fantastic (Dave/Kinks fans will be very happy) and I'm extremely proud that The Jigsaw Seen appear on 2 of them."

 

 

 

 

The Jigsaw Seen featured in MAGNET

February 11, 2013

The Jigsaw Seen are featured in this month's issue of national music magazine MAGNET, with The Smith's Johnny Marr on the cover. The article ("Piece Corps") includes a full page photo of the band taken by photographer Jessica Andrade. The Jigsaw Seen are also listed on the front cover, along with The Eels, Beck, Camper Van Beethoven and others.

 

MAGNET is available at newsstands or online at: http://store.magnetmagazine.com/products/095-johnny-marr

 

 

 

 

Rodney Bingenheimer spins "Tattoo"

February 11, 2013

In honor of The Who's appearance in Los Angeles last week, Rodney Bingenheimer ("The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip") played The Jigsaw Seen's version of The Who's "Tattoo" on KROQ 106.7 FM on Sunday night.

 

Rodney also posted vintage video of The Jigsaw Seen performing "Tattoo" on his Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/rodneyontheroq/blog/546690448

 

 

 

 

InterFM in Japan

February 11, 2013

InterFM in Japan ("Tokyo's Number One Music Station") continued to play "Baby Elephant Walk" and "We Women" and also added "Jesus Of Hollywood" from The Jigsaw Seen's debut album "Shortcut Through Clown Alley," released in 1990.

 

InterFM DJ George Williams recently posted the following quote on his website: "At #3 this week is The Jigsaw Seen. This band debuted in 1989 but I just found out about them last year! Nevertheless, in this short time I've grown to love their sound like I have been listening to them for years! The very first moment I heard this band, I thought, "Wow!" these guys have "it!" We've also been playing them on the radio a lot too!" (translation courtesy of Mike Rogers).

 

 

 

 

"Baby Elephant Walk" video is #3 in Japan

February 04, 2013

Music On Television VJ George Williams ranked The Jigsaw Seen's "Baby Elephant Walk" (released by Del-Fi Records in 1996) at #3 on this week's video chart in Japan. This is The Jigsaw Seen's third video to chart there, following "The More You Change" reaching #1 last month and "Open Up The Box Pandora" reaching #2 in October. George posted the following quote (translated from Japanese) on his website:

 

"The Jigsaw Seen. Get the moment I heard! I feel the music is important! It is a band that is well over the radio."

 

To view video chart, click here.

 

Also in Japan, InterFM ("Tokyo's Number One Music Station") continued to spin "Baby Elephant Walk" and also added "We Women" last week. "We Women" (released in 2003) is the band's seventh track to receive commercial radio airplay in Japan in the last 4 months, following "Open Up The Box Pandora," "Sell Me A Coat," "The More You Change," "Where The Action Isn't" (released in 2010), "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (released in 1989) and "Baby Elephant Walk" (released in 1996).

 

 

 

 

Teddy to be inducted in Wisconsin Music Hall Of Fame

January, 27, 2013

The Jigsaw Seen's drummer, Teddy Freese, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Hall Of Fame on April 14. Previous inductees include Les Paul, The Violent Femmes and Liberace. 

 

The 33rd Annual WAMI Awards Show will be held at Turner Hall in Milwaukee, for more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Baby Elephant Walk" at Marketing Japan

January, 27, 2013

TV and Radio producer Mike Rogers recently included The Jigsaw Seen's video "Baby Elephant Walk" in his post of "cool and strange" music at website Marketing Japan.

 

To view "Baby Elephant Walk" video at Marketing Japan, click here.

 

 

 

 

Rodney spins The Jigsaw Seen with David Bowie

January, 27, 2013

Rodney Bingenheimer ("The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip") played The Jigsaw Seen's version of David Bowie's "Sell Me A Coat" with Bowie's new single "Where Are We Now" this week on KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles.

 

Numerous radio stations worldwide have played the two tracks together since Bowie's single was released on Jan. 8.

 

To stream The Jigsaw Seen's version of "Sell Me A Coat" and David Bowie's new single "Where Are We Now" at the KROQ website, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Gifted" #8 in Big Takeover's "Best Of 2012"

January, 20, 2013

Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid ranked The Jigsaw Seen's "Gifted" at #8 on his Top 20 Best Albums Of 2012 list. Jack's list also includes albums by Nada Surf, Maximo Park, Veronica Falls, Guided By Voices, The Decemberists and others.

 

To listen to Jack count down his Top 20 at BreakThru Radio, click here.

 

 

 

 

"Gifted" Top 40 at CMJ

January, 20, 2013

"Gifted" continues to be added at radio stations in the US and Canada, reaching #40 last week on the CMJ World Chart! Many stations played The Jigsaw Seen's version of David Bowie's "Sell Me A Coat" with David's new single "Where Are We Now?"

 

Of the 672 albums played at College Radio this week, "Gifted" was ranked #89 (based on airplay) at College Radio Charts.

 

To see the entire list, click here.

 

Other radio highlights this week:

In Japan, InterFM ("Tokyo's Number One Music Station") continued to play "The More You Change" and "Baby Elephant Walk."

 

In The Netherlands, "Sell Me A Coat" was featured on the Dutch radio program "Popkrackers."

 

Internet radio station 3WK played tracks from "Gifted" for the 10th week.

 

"Gifted" reached #4 at WXCU in Columbus, OH.

 

Rodney Bingenheimer played "Open Up The Box Pandora" for the 10th week on KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles. Rodney dedicated the song to Jimmy O'Neill, the former host of "Shindig" who recently passed away. Jimmy owned the Pandora's Box nightlub on the Sunset Strip which is featured in the "Open Up The Box Pandora" video.

 

Also in Los Angeles, DJ Michelle played "Sell Me A Coat" on KXLU and Barry Smolin played "Open Up The Box Pandora" on KPFK.

 

 

 

 

"The More You Change" video is #1 in Japan

January, 12, 2013

Music On Television VJ George Williams ranks The Jigsaw Seen's "The More You Change" at Number One on this week's video chart in Japan!

 

To watch the video at George's website, click here.

 

 

 

 

Radio Update

January, 12, 2013

"Gifted" continues to be added at radio stations in the US and Canada, moving up 12 spaces this week on the CMJ Top 200 chart.

 

"Gifted" is in the Top 10 this week at WCVF in Fredonia, NY (#6), WLFR in Galloway, NJ (#6) and WRDP in Chicago, IL (#9).

 

Other stations charting "Gifted" this week include:

KCSS (Turlock, CA) #21

KMHD (Gresham, OR) #19

WGLS (Glassboro, NJ) #23

WMUA (Amherst, MA) #20

WSUR (Worcester, MA) #11

WUNH (Durham, NH) #23

WWSU (Dayton, OH) #22

In Japan, InterFM ("Tokyo's Number One Music Station") continued to spin "The More You Change" and also played The Jigsaw Seen's version of Henry Mancini's "Baby Elephant Walk" (this track is the band's all-time bestselling download in Japan).

 

 

 

 

"Gifted" cassette released by Wiener Records

January, 12, 2013

"Gifted" is now available on the ultra-hip cassette format, released this week by Burger Records subsidiary Wiener Records.

 

To purchase "Gifted" on cassette, click here.

 

 

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